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Interview: Touch HD founder Tbo Touch

Tbo Touch

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod interviews Touch HD founder Tbo Touch about his life, his business, #datamustfall and his next big venture.

Touch — born in Sharpeville in 1981 — talks about his big plans to enter the video-streaming space with a new venture to be launched later this year called THD. The platform, which will showcase original South African and African content and which will include international programming, will compete head-on with DStv, according to Touch. It will be launched in the first week of October.

In the podcast, Touch talks about his upbringing, why he left the country for the US as a teenager, his experience working in the music business in New York (and interviewing top artists), his return to South Africa and his career in radio.

He recounts setting out on his own, establishing a venture with Cliff Central founder Gareth Cliff and the later launch of his online radio platform Touch HD.

He also talks about the #datamustfall movement, which he spearheaded, and what he learnt from it — while defending himself from critics who have accused him of selling out to the mobile operators. He says in the podcast that he plans to ramp up the #datamustfall campaign in the coming months — which will no doubt not be music to the ears of the big industry players.

It’s a great podcast about a fascinating entrepreneur. Don’t dare miss it!

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